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The Nutcracker - 29 December 2001 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Paul Murphy
Leader Robert Gibbs
Cast
Herr Drosselmeyer Ashley Page
Clara
his God-daughter
Natasha Oughtred
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
his nephew
Brian Maloney
Act I scene 1 Drosselmeyer's workshop - early evening
Drosselmeyer's Assistant Tom Sapsford
Act I scene 2 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Maiden Aunt Diane Holland
Maiden Aunt Pauline Wadsworth
Housekeeper Romayne Grigorova
Act I scene 3 The Stahlbaums' living room
Dr Stahlbaum
Clara's father
David Drew
Mrs Stahlbaum
Clara's mother
Genesia Rosato
Fritz
her brother
Stephen Emerson
Clara's partner Giacomo Ciriaci
Grandmother Vanessa Fenton
Grandfather Luke Heydon
Dancing Mistress Nicola Tranah
Captain Christopher Saunders
Harlequin
a doll
Ricardo Cervera
Columbine
a doll
Sian Murphy
Soldier
a doll
Justin Meissner
Vivandière
a doll
Marianela Nuñez
St Nicholas Richard Ramsey
Devil Zachary Faruque
Devil Antoine Jully
Act I scene 4 The Battle
The Mouse King Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
Act I scene 5 The Land of Snow
Snowflakes Artists of The Royal Ballet
Act II scene I The journey to the Kingdom of Sweets
Act II scene 2 The Sugar Garden of the Palace
The Sugar Plum Fairy Alina Cojocaru
The Prince Ivan Putrov
Divertissements
Spanish Dance Vanessa Palmer
Spanish Dance Justin Meissner
Spanish Dance Francesca Filpi
Spanish Dance Ricardo Cervera
Spanish Dance Emily Low
Spanish Dance Thomas Whitehead
Arabian Dance Gillian Revie
Arabian Dance Christopher Saunders
Arabian Dance José María Tirado
Arabian Dance Maurice Vodegel-Matzen
Chinese Dance Joshua Tuifua
Chinese Dance Martin Harvey
Chinese Dance Antoine Jully
Chinese Dance Tom Sapsford
Russian Dance Giacomo Ciriaci
Russian Dance Bennet Gartside
Dance of the Mirlitons Victoria Hewitt
Dance of the Mirlitons Iohna Loots
Dance of the Mirlitons Naomi Reynolds
Dance of the Mirlitons Jenny Tattersall
Waltz of the Flowers
Rose Fairy Muriel Valtat
Her Escort Nathan Coppen
Her Escort Kenta Kura
Her Escort Johannes Stepanek
Her Escort Edward Watson
Leading Flower Chloe Davies
Leading Flower Samantha Raine
Leading Flower Marianela Nuñez
Leading Flower Jaimie Tapper
Artists of The Royal Ballet
Grand pas de deux Alina Cojocaru
Grand pas de deux Ivan Putrov
Finale Entire Cast
Act II scene 3 Street outside the Stahlbaums' house
Act II scene 4 Drosselmeyer's workshop - later that night
Aunts, uncles, parents, maids, manservants, revellers Artists of The Royal Ballet
Children, toy soldiers, mice, gingerbreads, rabbit drummer, pages, sentry Students of The Royal Ballet School (Lower School)
Angels Students of The Royal Ballet School (Upper School)
London Oratory School Schola
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Durations: Act I: 51 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 50 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 29 December 2001 (in Royal Opera House Collections)